Pancit Bihon Recipe a Filipino Noodle dish is Today's Delight

Pancit Bihon Recipe

Pancit Bihon Guisado is a popular Filipino noodle dish made with pork, shrimp or chicken, thin translucent noodles called bihon and an assortment of colorful vegetables.

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Pancit, Pancit Bihon Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 544 kcal


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic ,minced
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or sliced pork
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 15 - 20 pieces green beans sliced on a bias
  • 1 medium carrot sliced thinly on a bias and cut in half
  • 6 cups shrimp broth (can be pork or chicken broth)
  • 8 1/2 ounces bihon noodles
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cups cabbage shredded
  • 2 big stalks green onions chopped
  • calamansi or lemon cut into wedges
  • salt or fish sauce to taste
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  1. In a wok or a large skillet, add oil over medium heat.

  2. Saute onion for 2 minutes

  3. Add garlic and cook till golden brown.

  4. Add fish sauce and pork.

  5. Cook pork till pale brown.

  6. Toss-in shrimp and cook till pink.

  7. Saute green beans and cook for 1 minute.

  8. Toss-in carrots and cook for 1 minute.

  9. Pour broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low.

  10. Stir-in soy sauce.

  11. Slowly add bihon noodles, submerging it into the broth. In a few minutes, it will soften and easier to mix with other ingredients. 

  12. While noodles are cooking, broth will be reduced until fully absorbed.

  13. Season with salt or fish sauce.

  14. Turn off heat. Serve hot with calamansi or lemon, ground pepper and fish sauce (patis) on the side.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can use pork, chicken, Chinese sausage or shrimp. 
  2. Use chicken broth or shrimp stock to cook noodles. Make shrimp stock with the shrimp head and peel. Check my post "How to Make Shrimp Stock".
  3. You can also soak noodles in water till softened. Put in a coriander to drain.
  4. Other vegetables can be used with this noodle dish. In fact, when I have leftover Ginisang Tokwa with Kinchay, I add broth and noodles and that's my other version of pancit. It is delicious.
  5. Under cook all the vegetables since it will continue to cook when noddles is cooking. Keep veggies crisp. 
Nutrition Facts
Pancit Bihon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 2659mg116%
Potassium 1801mg51%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 5768IU115%
Vitamin C 98mg119%
Calcium 395mg40%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.